Unwritten Law was like an informal ‘license to kill’


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For a couple decades around the turn of the last century, if a murderer could convince a jury that his victim had been a “home-wrecker,” he could expect to be not only acquitted, but lionized as a brave and noble domestic hero. (Statewide; 1890s, 1900s) (For text and pictures, see http://offbeatoregon.com/1508d.unwritten-law-353.html)

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